What now for renewable energy?

Posted on September 24th, 2015

Over the summer we documented the policy changes of the UK government regarding renewable energy; the Renewable Obligation, Contract for Difference, the Feed-in Tariff, and pre-accreditation have all either been scrapped or reduced so vastly that is unlikely they will … Continue reading

Feed-in Tariff Pre-accreditation

Posted on September 18th, 2015

As part of the UK government’s continued policy overhaul on renewable energy it was announced last week by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that pre-accreditation would be removed from the feed-in tariff. Pre-accreditation allows developers to lock … Continue reading

Central Heating Districts in Scotland

Posted on September 10th, 2015

A new report by Scottish Enterprise has found that central heating districts throughout Scotland offer major commercial benefits to the local business communities. At present Scotland has 9,886 properties connected to district heating projects which provide heat from a single … Continue reading

The UK Feed-in-Tariff

Posted on September 3rd, 2015

Last week the UK government announced it was to reduce the Feed-in-Tariff subsidy as part of a comprehensive review of the scheme which has been in operation in the UK since 2010 and covers small and medium scale renewable energy … Continue reading

Wind Power continues to innovate

Posted on August 21st, 2015

A new method to test the durability of wind turbines and assist in predicting their lifespan has been developed by engineers from the University of Sheffield. Wengu Chen a Mechanical Engineering research student developed the technique using ultrasonic waves to … Continue reading

Renewable Energy: Home and abroad

Posted on August 6th, 2015

Last week the Department of Energy and Climate Change published its yearly Digest of UK Energy Statistics for 2014. Within it the statistics show that electricity generated from renewable sources increased by 21% in 2014 compared with 2013 and supplied … Continue reading

Setting a clear path for inexpensive clean energy

Posted on July 24th, 2015

The UK Government’s controversial decision to axe the carbon zero home standards has motivated over 200 businesses to call on the Chancellor to reverse the decision and help reinstall investor confidence in the industry. Approximately 230 firms and companies including … Continue reading

Scotland seeks clarity

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Last week in Glasgow over two hundred representatives from the renewable energy industry met with Scottish Government ministers and officials to discuss the impact of the UK Government’s decision to end the Renewable Obligation subsidy for onshore wind early and … Continue reading